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Cox's Finkelstein: On Advanced Tech, DOCSIS 4 & More
Alison Diana  
5/22/2018   1 comment
Jeff Finkelstein, executive director of Advanced Technology at Cox Communications, is BBWN Radio's guest on May 24 at 1PM ET/10AM PT/6PM BST. During the show, he'll discuss network innovation, digital transformation and defining DOCSIS' future.
Polish Pay-TV Provider Tunes Deeper Into Telco Business
Alison Diana  
5/22/2018   3 comments
With its acquisition of Netia, Polish pay-TV provider Cyfrowy Polsat gains access to 1 million customers and miles of fiber for its DOCSIS and FTTH deployment plans.
Nokia Brings Smart Villages & Hope to Rural India
Alison Diana  
5/18/2018   12 comments
In keeping with the nation's ambitious Digital India project that seeks to reduce the digital divide and increase the digital economy, Nokia and non-profit service provider partner Digital Empowerment Foundation will create 500 smart villages across the nation.
In Quality We Trust: Operators Try to Reverse CX Trend
Alison Diana  
5/17/2018   20 comments
US companies lose $75 billion annually to poor customer experience — and operators are using technologies to decrease the amount they're responsible for.
BT: One Converged Network Puts Consumers First
Alison Diana  
5/16/2018   7 comments
BT, which has come under fire for its subscriber experience record, today unveiled a new consumer division and plan to converge residential broadband, mobile and WiFi networks.
Putting Cloud at the Heart of New Broadband Networks
Robin Mersh  
5/16/2018   1 comment
In a contributed blog, Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh discusses the Cloud Central Office (Cloud CO), an open interface and cloud-based broadband framework that serves as a unifying framework for new technologies and important service developments.
Leading Lights: The Broadband Winners
Alison Diana  
5/16/2018   5 comments
A look at some of the broadband-focused categories — and winners — from Light Reading's annual Leading Lights awards, announced earlier this week on the eve of the Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas.
Spectrum's Meeks: Close the Fiber Gap
Carol Wilson  
5/16/2018   3 comments
The telecom industry needs to stop planning fiber builds based on connecting large buildings and start looking at applications that drive demand at smaller locations.
Decoupling Routers Moves Verizon Closer to the Edge
Alison Diana  
5/15/2018   2 comments
Verizon combines existing service edge routers for Ethernet and IP-based services onto one platform and decouples router hardware and software via SDN, leading to savings, flexibility and acceleration, explains Michael Atland, Verizon's director of network infrastructure.
AT&T's Arnoldi: Data Drives Fiber
Carol Wilson  
5/15/2018   2 comments
AT&T uses its network data to determine how to efficiently deploy fiber and even dispatch its trucks.
Spectrum Enterprise's Billion-Dollar Windfall Includes Significant Fiber Investment
Alison Diana  
5/14/2018   2 comments
Charter pours another $1 billion into Spectrum Enterprise, primarily to densify existing footprint and enhance customer experience, as the service provider aims to capture more big companies as clients.
Has San Francisco Lost Its Heart for Operators?
Alison Diana  
5/11/2018   10 comments
In an era of IoT, the city mulls over the idea of spending up to $1.8 billion on a municipal network.
Fixed Wireless Enters Starring Role
Alison Diana  
5/10/2018   13 comments
After T-Mobile's acquisition of Sprint, fixed wireless garners even more interest from growing number of service providers.
BT Edges Closer to All-Fiber Scheme for 10M Properties
Iain Morris  
5/10/2018   6 comments
UK operator says an improved relationship with regulatory authorities bodes well for its ambition of extending all-fiber networks across the country.
Monitoring Fiber for Maintenance & Improved Profitability
Alison Diana  
5/9/2018   10 comments
An upcoming webinar looks at how the surge in fiber deployments gives operators a rare opportunity to simultaneously deploy monitoring solutions that help meet service level agreements and boost margins.
Calix Earnings Reflect Shifting Service Provider Market
Alison Diana  
5/9/2018   Post a comment
While several Tier 1 operators such as CenturyLink delay purchases, a growing number of smaller, diversified broadband deployers – including municipalities, utilities and Tier 3s – are spending heavily on Calix platforms and services, says Calix CEO and President Carl Russo.
Vodafone Strikes €18.4B Deal to Buy Liberty Assets
Iain Morris  
5/9/2018   Post a comment
If the deal to acquire operations in Germany and three other countries is approved by regulators, Vodafone would become an even bigger broadband services giant in Europe.
Broadband Satellites Revitalize Space Age
Alison’s Wonderland  
5/8/2018   5 comments
Advances in technology and cost reductions translate into soaring expectations for satellite vendors and managed service providers, such as SES Networks.
Cable, Fiber Drive VIAVI Solutions' Gains
Alison Diana  
5/4/2018   2 comments
VIAVI Solutions reaps net revenue of $219.4 million, up almost 12% from 12 months ago.
GPON Full-Fiber Home Routers Vulnerable to Hackers
Alison Diana  
5/3/2018   10 comments
High-speed GPON routers can be infiltrated by hackers, security researchers at VPN Mentor disclose.
Network Slicing: It Ain't Just for 5G
Alison Diana  
5/2/2018   27 comments
Operators including Vodafone and BT are testing virtualization architecture network slicing to enhance the capabilities, flexibility and affordability of fiber-to-the-home.
Five Ways the New T-Mobile Could Impact the Broadband Biz
Alison Diana  
5/2/2018   22 comments
There's been a lot of talk about how the new number three wireless carrier impacts mobile -- and rightfully so -- but how could this deal affect cable and fiber? And why is Robin Thicke pictured?
Closing the Fiber Gap for Business
Fiber Broadband Association  
4/30/2018   22 comments
Fiber-to-the-business is booming, writes Fiber Broadband Association CEO and President Heather Burnett Gold, and that's good for business.
Big Acquisitions Have a Ripple Effect on Broadband Biz
Alison Diana  
4/27/2018   22 comments
When two large companies become one, the impact is felt throughout the broadband industry.
AT&T Doubles Down on Fiber Diet
Alan Breznick  
4/26/2018   5 comments
Third-largest US broadband provider plans to pass 10 million homes with FTTH lines by year's end as it strives to meet buildout target of DirecTV deal.
TalkTalk Opens Up, Reaches More With Gfast
Alison Diana  
4/26/2018   7 comments
Where it once dissed BT Openreach for its use of this copper-based technology, TalkTalk now plans to deploy Gfast to some customers to enable ultra-fast broadband speeds to power wholesalers; partners; and business and residential customers' OTT, cloud and Internet solutions.
CityFibre's Eco-Friendly Fiber Study Creates Gfast Foes
Alison Diana  
4/25/2018   16 comments
A report by a sustainability consulting firm, hired by CityFibre, determines Britain's lack of an all-fiber strategy restricts the nation's ability to reduce carbon emissions and reverse climate change. Your turn, BT.
Comcast Sees Lots of Runway for Broadband Growth
Alan Breznick  
4/25/2018   10 comments
Even though broadband penetration appears to be nearing the saturation point nationally, Comcast execs believe they still have plenty of room to grow.
Service Providers Are Spending Big on Network Automation. Here's Why...
Alison Diana  
4/25/2018   21 comments
A new study finds 75% of service providers expect all or most of their networks will be automated within a few years. This will help them meet enterprise SLAs but puts their vendors in direct competition with IT powerhouses.
Verizon Fios Internet Picks Up Pace
Alan Breznick  
4/24/2018   24 comments
Fiber-fed broadband service generates bigger customer gains for big US telco in the first quarter even as it keeps shedding more Fios video subscribers.
UK's CityFibre Soars on £538M Bid From Goldman-Backed Group
Iain Morris  
4/24/2018   6 comments
A private equity takeover of the UK fiber operator could help it to realize its FTTH plans and maintain pressure on UK broadband incumbents.
Cox Business Health GM: No More Evangelist
Alison Diana  
4/23/2018   15 comments
Former Cox pro Mike Braham, who turned the MSO's Hampton Road business into a healthcare powerhouse, returned this year as vice president and general manager of Cox-owned Trapollo at a time when the operator's health-related business enjoys double-digit growth.
Optical Network Just Peachy for Georgia Wholesaler
Alison Diana  
4/20/2018   1 comment
A2D, a wholesale carrier that builds and operates open-access networks for rural regions, will soon deploy new full-fiber infrastructure in Georgia that it will offer to service providers, municipalities and utilities as the backbone of their broadband services such as Internet, IP video and telemedicine.
ADTRAN Upbeat as Q1 Results Reflect Stalled Spending
Alison Diana  
4/18/2018   11 comments
ADTRAN expects a strong second half as CenturyLink's review eventually ends, it delivers on nbn purchase orders, Deutsche Telekom expands PON rollout, Gfast demand continues and its acquisition of leading EPON vendor pays off.
ADTRAN New Mesh Network Promises Smarter WiFi at Home
Alison Diana  
4/16/2018   21 comments
ADTRAN expands Mosaic Subscriber Experience Suite so service providers can deliver cloud-based whole home network – plus valuable add-on offerings – to residential customers tired of WiFi dead spots, slow speeds and pricey retail modems.
UK's Indie Operators Feed Fiber to Hungry Market
Alison Diana  
4/13/2018   4 comments
The UK public and government may dis Tier 1 operators BT and Openreach for their perceived lethargy in deploying fiber, but so-called 'altnets' are bridging that gap and already pass about 1 million with high-speed fiber, a new report finds.
Iowa's Secret for Getting Big Bandwidth to Small Towns
Alison Diana  
4/12/2018   7 comments
In a state where much of the population is scattered across almost 1,000 small towns, Iowans learned to be self-reliant for telephone -- and now gigabit broadband -- for many regions.
SCTE-ISBE Speaks Multilingual Cable Training
Alison Diana  
4/11/2018   15 comments
The market for multilingual training in cable technologies like DOCSIS 3.1 is growing, especially in regions like Central and Latin America, says Matt Aden, an executive VP at the Society of Cable Telecommunication Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), which recently inked a deal with Millicom.
Calix Supercharges AXOS App Dev Potential With Infosys Partnership
Alison Diana  
4/11/2018   Post a comment
Under a new partnership with Infosys, operators now have access to Infosys's 200,000 engineers to develop new products and services for Calix's AXOS software-defined access networking platform, says Calix CEO Carl Russo.
Brexit: No Deal or Trade Deal, Operators Will Pay
Alison Diana  
4/10/2018   6 comments
Broadband deployment, along with investment, mobile fees and governance, face new challenges under Brexit, a recent report from the Economist Intelligence Unit finds.
Telekom Austria Has Money to Spend
Alison Diana  
4/10/2018   20 comments
With a reported $1 billion available to spend on acquisitions, Telekom Austria is poised to reshape the European broadband market.
DT Powers Up the Smart Appliance Market
Alison Diana  
4/6/2018   31 comments
Thomas Rockmann, vice president of Connected Home at Deutsche Telekom AG, discusses the benefits and opportunities smart appliances deliver for consumers and service providers.
80% of Operators Have Gfast Plans in 2018 – Report
Alison Diana  
4/5/2018   4 comments
Attracted by the architecture's ability to deliver high-speed services, this year 27% of telcos worldwide are deploying Gfast, according to a recent Broadbandtrends report.
Openreach Virtual Dark Fiber Simplifies CSPs' Managed Services
Alison Diana  
4/4/2018   2 comments
Britain's Openreach unveils high-bandwidth managed service for operators that melds the best of managed services with the benefits of dark fiber access.
Google Tightening Broadband Ties to Australia & Asia
Mitch Wagner  
4/4/2018   18 comments
Investing in the Japan-Guam-Australia Cable System.
Mozilla Awards Last Gigabit Community Fund Winners but Keeps Gigabit Focus
Alison Diana  
4/3/2018   4 comments
After launching its Gigabit Community Fund in 2012, Mozilla handed out its last $1.2 million to 14 recipients. But it plans to continue addressing the need for high-speed broadband in underserved markets, such as rural and inner cities, via new programs.
Mediacom: Gig Proving Bigger Than Expected
Alan Breznick  
4/2/2018   7 comments
In cableco's initial rollout of DOCSIS 3.1 across its footprint, more broadband subscribers than anticipated are signing up for 1 Gig packages. Go figure.
M&As Consolidate India's Telco Market
Alison Diana  
4/2/2018   2 comments
Merger and acquisition activity among Indian service providers surged to a value of $14.69 billion in 2017, up 500% from $2.7 in 2016, and amid expectations of continued consolidation in 2018, EY research finds.
Pay-TV Subs (& Cablecos) Love OTT Partnerships
Alison Diana  
3/29/2018   24 comments
About one fifth of pay-TV subscribers bought OTT services via their service providers in 2017, a 110% increase compared with 2016, Parks Associates found.
Fiber Is Key to Becoming 5G Ready
Fiber Broadband Association  
3/28/2018   Post a comment
In the debut monthly column from Fiber Broadband Association executives and members, President and CEO Heather Burnett Gold shares the tangible value fiber plays to cities as they prepare for 5G.
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Jeff Finkelstein, executive director of Advanced Technology at Cox Communications, is BBWN Radio's guest on May 24 at 1PM ET/10AM PT/6PM BST. During the show, he'll discuss network innovation, digital transformation and defining DOCSIS' future.
With its acquisition of Netia, Polish pay-TV provider Cyfrowy Polsat gains access to 1 million customers and miles of fiber for its DOCSIS and FTTH deployment plans.
In keeping with the nation's ambitious Digital India project that seeks to reduce the digital divide and increase the digital economy, Nokia and non-profit service provider partner Digital Empowerment Foundation will create 500 smart villages across the nation.
US companies lose $75 billion annually to poor customer experience — and operators are using technologies to decrease the amount they're responsible for.
BT, which has come under fire for its subscriber experience record, today unveiled a new consumer division and plan to converge residential broadband, mobile and WiFi networks.
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